22 Jan 2019

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 January 2019

From , 5:02 am on 22 January 2019

The Solomon Islands is preparing for historic polls this year, the first under new electoral laws and without an international intervention force in the country; the president of Bougainville, John Momis, says the lack of funding from the Papua New Guinea government for referendum preparations is becoming desperate; nearly 700 people from four villages on Vanuatu's Ambrym island have been evacuated to safe zones after ongoing volcanic eruptions; the launch of a huge Chinese fish farm on French Polynesia's Hao atoll is again delayed; SPC head calls for action to save NZ Realm Pacific languages.